Governor satisfied with new Labor Reform bill
By The Star Staff
Gov. Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia said Monday that the Labor Reform bill filed on Sunday in the House of Representatives includes the proposals not addressed in the measure that he vetoed last Friday.
“After reviewing the bill submitted by Rep. Domingo Torres [García], I believe that it includes substantially all the amendments that I suggested and the issues that I raised,” the governor said in response to questions from the press. “So I think that the process should continue based on that bill.”
After the governor vetoed the Labor Reform bill last Friday, Torres García filed House Bill 1244, which supposedly includes all the elements approved by the Legislative Assembly in House Bill 3, as well as the amendments suggested by the governor that were not heeded by the Senate.
Senate President José Luis Dalmau Santiago raised some doubt on the bill filed on Sunday and announced that if it changed the double pay for university students who work longer than 10 hours in a flexible schedule arrangement (flexitime), it will not have his endorsement.